Have you ever used sticky notes all over your paper planner to mark important notes?
Trello labels for lesson planning for teachers is the digital sticky note for your planner, but BETTER! Labels are a cool feature that you can add to your planning cards to differentiate between them. Labels are a way to provide a pop of color, structure, and clarity to your digital teacher planner.
Trello labels for planning board are a way to label and categorize your plans by subjects. To give you needed information at a glance.
How to add Labels to Your Lesson Plans
Click on a card and go to labels. You can see that there are a variety of colors to choose from for your labels. You can use them for subjects and important dates.
Click on the little pencil to the right of the color label to name each color label.
Add more than one label to a planning card.
Another great feature to labeling your Trello lesson planning is that you can add cards to your calendar so that you can see what planned for the month at a glance.
Do you put up a birthday board with all of your kiddo's birthdays on it, but you still forget?
You can include a child's birthday board on your planner and create cards for each child and add child's birthday to the calendar. Now you will never miss a child's birthday again.
Okay so that is all the details I have on Trello labels for lesson planning for teachers. I hope you found it helpful.
Be sure to check out the Trello for Teachers line of planning boards so that you can get organized and ready to plan out those school days.
Sensory table activities for preschoolers are always a way to get kiddos involved in learning during center time. The key to getting them there week after week is by changing out the filler and tools frequently to keep the learning fresh and engaging.
Why is a sensory table important for preschoolers?
Builds Fine Motor Skills
Sensory tables help children develop their fine motor skills by pinching, scooping and grasping objects.
Children develop cognitive skills while they interact with materials in the table. Sensory table activities for preschoolers help children develop counting skills, organizing objects, matching skills and helps to develop measuring skills as they scoop and pour into different size containers.
Develops Language Skills
Preschool sensory table activities provide a fun and engaging way for children to have meaningful conversations as they pretend to serve each other a cup of coco or even talk about the ingredients they will be using to create their own apple pie. Preschool sensory table activities build children’s vocabulary as teachers change up the sensory table activities with new objects and fillers.
When children interact with the material in the preschool sensory table they are given the freedom to use the materials how they want. One day an object could turn into a cake but on another day that same object might be a boat.
What do you put in a child's sensory table?
When it comes to filling your sensory table, the ideas are only limited to your imagination. Get creative and think about what you would have liked to play and explore with as a child. This is your opportunity to do something that you always wanted to do.
Think about what you want your outcome to be before changing out the sensory table. If you are wanting children to experiment with volume, then make sure that you include a variety of containers in different sizes. Include items such as acorns so children can discover that it takes more popcorn kernels than acorns to fill the containers.
Download the list below to help guide you and inspire you through changing out your sensory table monthly or even biweekly.
Start by picking one or two types of fillers. Enhance the learning by picking items from the scoops and containers list and spice it up even more by adding an item from the extras list.
Did you know that you can organize lesson plans and all your digital materials with Trello? I started using Trello for all of my teacher organizations and I haven't looked back. With Trello you can organize all of your lessons, resources, links, and videos in one place without lugging around a big bulky and heavy book bag.
After trying dozens of different planning and organization systems, I’m very pleased to announce that Trello is my favorite. I’ve tried using binders, PowerPoint, Google Drive and even OneNote and at the end of each year I wished I could find a way to organize everything, I mean everything in one place. I wanted something that I could keep printable activities, interactive slides for group meetings, YouTube links and a place to house my calendar with all of my due dates in one PLACE.
Is Trello FREE for teachers?
Yes, Trello is FREE! You can sign up for a free account and get up to 10 boards. Boards are like a binder with tabs. You can upgrade for as little as $5.00 and get an unlimited amount of boards and advanced checklist.
How do you use Trello lesson plan?
Trello lesson planning is simple with a Trello lesson planning template.
Inside each board are lists and cards. A list can be used for one week of planning and cards can be used for each block you need to plan.
Think about the Trello List as a one-week plan. This list is broken down into each subject that you need to plan for known as cards.
Cards can house everything you need for that particular plan. Digital resources that need to be printed, links to websites for games or even YouTube videos for music or informational videos for deeper understanding of a subject directly into the card.
Add pictures to your lesson cards so that you have a visual reminder of what needs to be prepared before beginning a lesson or an activity.
Keep your lessons organized with Trello Labels and Trello checklist.
Sync Lessons On All Devices
Teachers have been known to be brainstormers, and I'm sure you can relate that when you have brainstormed your best ideas you are sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office and your planner is nowhere to be found.
No worries with Trello for teachers you will be able to sync it to your phone, tablet and computer. No matter the time or where you are you will be able to add that brainstorm moment to your plans.
And let’s not forget about all the times you have been on Facebook or Pinterest where someone has left an amazing link that you want to look at later, you can just simply copy the link and place it into your Trello teacher planner and put it into a list for later.
A Planned Teacher is a Calm Teacher
We all know that when we are well prepared for the day it will go a lot smoother, which makes teaching a whole lot calmer.
Are you ready to try Trello for your lesson planning needs? Get started today with Trello for Teacher Yearly Dream Planner.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.